Primary Arms Platinum 1-8X24mm Scope with Patented ACSS 5.56 / 5.45 / .308 Reticle-PA1-8X24FFP-ACSS
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Introducing Primary Arms Platinum Series! Primary Arms Platinum Series rifle scopes are constructed with uncompromising craftsmanship, toughness, and optical clarity. They are purpose built for tactical shooting environments, hunting, or competition, optimized for fast CQB and accurate medium range shooting. The Primary Arms 1-8x24FFP-ACSS features our Advanced Combined Sighting System reticle calibrated for 5.56, 5.45, and .308 calibers, featuring bullet drop and wind drift compensation, automatic ranging, and leads for moving targets in one easy to use system. Designed and manufactured in Japan for durability and reliability, it is constructed with rugged, high strength aluminum alloy capable of handling heavy recoil and abuse. It is fast at 1X and extremely accurate at 8X remaining true at all magnifications.
Butler Creek flip-cap sizes: OBJ-3 Eye-19
Ratings & Reviews
Very good, almost great.
Been using for 3 gun competition. Great optics! Very clear edge to edge. Adjustments are right on and never changed through the season. The reticle hold-overs are exactly what they are suppose to be. It isn't perfect though, because:
<br>It's heavy! But, to get optics this good in a 34 mm tube takes a lot of glass, which is heavy. The reticle needs improvement, though. At 1x it's just a fuzzy dot, and it's easy to lose on some backgrounds in close, fast shooting. Daylight visible illumination does help, but I prefer the black reticle when possible. The reticle needs something around it, like a heavy circle and/or heavy crosshairs leading toward the center.
Pretty good glass, about like my 2x8 Zeiss Conquest or my 2x8 VX III. You can just make out 223 bullet holes on white paper at 8 power on a sunny day at 100 yards. Contrast is good. Color rendition is good.
<br>All of the knobs, buttons, etc work great. Nothing is stiff or sloppy. The turrets are an excellent design The 1X power is great. A true 1X with almost no distortion. Scope is bright to the edge at all settings. The 1X is almost as fast as an Aimpoint.
<br>Illumination is good and easy to set Eyebox is good at lower powers but tight at 8X. Reticle design is wonderful!
From my Point of view
Thought I'd go ahead and share my thoughts on this product as no one else has. First let me start by saying that while I like the tactical stuff as much as the next guy I don't expect (and pray so) to ever have to place any crosshairs on a human being. My effort was to place an optic on my gun that I could use for work as well as possibly some friendly competitions. I fell in love with the concept of the ACCS reticle the first time I saw it. Then I waited on an availability list for the PA 1-6 to arrive. Once placed on my rifle and sighted in I enjoyed the "as advertised" performance of it for a little over a year. It was primarily used for me at work where I deal with animal control (mostly coyotes) for a 2500+ acre facility. I was able to routinely take coyotes and sometimes much smaller critters at distances of 400 yards and in. (Never shot past 400 yards). The range estimation in built into the reticle makes the shots so incredibly easy. You can go from target acquisition to a firing solution in seconds. It was actually my positive experience with the cheaper 1-6 optic that lead me to take the plunge and purchase the much more expensive 1-8 Platinum Series version. It's absolutely not my MO to run out and by the higher dollar stuff this had been a first for me. However after two weeks (and four coyotes) of using this new optic I'm pleased to have spent the money. Using the two at the same facility I have had the opportunity to gage how much clearer the 1-8 is as well as the slightly different reticle is easier to use. I absolutely love this optic. Still if you are an occasional shooter or once or twice a year varmint hunter I would save your money and stay with the 1-6 as dollar for dollar it's a better value. However if you want to giver yourself every opportunity to achieve your adjective this I believe is on the economical side of the price range you'll be looking at. I will not be parting with mine. Actually I've begun saving for the new 6-30 ACCS Platinum Scope that just came out. My only regret about buying this scope was that I was supposed to get a free PA hat that never made the packaging. In all fairness I didn't call to mention it just thought of it in closing. You guys owe me a hat LOL!
No More Hesitation or Doubts Here . . .
by Paul B.
Took several weeks of deliberation comparing to other brands hesitation and pondering whether or not to purchase this new Platinum Series 1-8X24mm Riflescope for my Daniel Defense DDM4V11. Oh yeah can't forget having watched every single YouTube video that Dimitri has posted as well. (Thanx Dimitri) Finally took the plunge and absolutely guarantee it was the best decision I could have ever made. This is one awesome piece of optics equipment for which I can't speak highly enough about. Great going guys and please keep up the great work too!